The most significant buildings of Russian classicism of the beginning of XIX century
Under the coffering of the Arch of the General Staff one may see the clock with a lettering on its face saying “The main chamber. Right time”. The clock was set in 1905 on the initiative of D.Mendeleev.
If you fear losing time in the queue to the Winter palace, pop in the General Staff. This will give you the grounds to tell your friends that you have visited the exhibits of the Hermitage.
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00